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ERIC Number: EJ918846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
The Case for Teaching Grammar
Budra, Paul
Education Canada, v50 n4 Fall 2010
While it is true that text is moving from the page to the screen, that does not mean the end or even marginalization of traditional reading and writing. If anything, it means more. And students leaving high school and entering university do not have, for the most part, the necessary skills to make themselves consistently understood in writing. This is not the fault of the social media, as some have claimed. We teach students skills in physical education class so they can play sports; we teach them skills in music class so they can play instruments. But somehow, since "process writing" revolution of the mid 1960s, skills have been seen as an enemy to writing. Without completely abandoning "process writing" instruction, we could teach our elementary and secondary students a few basic grammatical rules that would eliminate a whole galaxy of writing errors. (Contains 11 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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